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To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival this year, Gardens by the Bay lined up a series of exciting activities, most of which were over last weekend. My family and I were there to join in the fun. We were entertained by free cultural performances, ate at the makeshift Food Street and Asher got to carry his lantern while we caught the visual spectacles around the park.

Indian cultural dance on stage at the Supertree Grove

Indian cultural dance on stage at the Supertree Grove

One of the key highlight was the over 300 handmade lanterns by master craftsmen from the Zigong province in Sichuan, China. The lanterns were shaped like various animals and plants. Asher was particularly intrigued by the dinosaurs display:

Dinosaur display

Dinosaur display

Dinosaur display

Dinosaur display

Lots of smaller lanterns

Lots of smaller lanterns

Elephant lanterns

Elephant lanterns

If you missed the actions last weekend, the Celebration of Chrysanthemums exhibition to usher in the Mid-Autumn Festival is still on display till November 10.

Assorted chrysanthemums

Assorted chrysanthemums

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

In bloom

In bloom

These have not bloom yet

These have not bloom yet

Wispy ones

Wispy ones

Stringy ones

Stringy ones

This is beautiful

This is beautiful

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

Decorations

More chrysanthemums

More chrysanthemums

Yellow and purple

Yellow and purple

Cheery ones

Cheery ones

Willowy ones

Willowy ones

Different colours

Different colours

Sparse

Sparse little ones

A sculpture in the middle

A sculpture in the middle

Housed in the Flower Dome, specially selected cultivars of chrysanthemums bloom in a myriad of colours in the floral display, featuring  over 10,000 chrysanthemums. There will be more than 40 varieties of chrysanthemums on display, including the unique Spider Chrysanthemums that have been specially brought into Singapore for the first time.

The unique Spider Chrysanthemums

The unique Spider Chrysanthemums

Celebration of Chrysanthemums is the fifth of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay’s storytelling journey in 2015. More details are available via the official website.